The Events Manager will support the Property & Events team with the planning, project management and execution of all MLS events, including MLS All-Star and MLS Cup, with a heavy concentration on managing the MLS NEXT national tournaments and events.
The role will support the team by planning and managing the execution of MLS NEXT Cup, MLS NEXT Fest, MLS NEXT Flex, MLS NEXT All-Star Game presented by Allstate and Generation adidas Cup. In addition, supporting the Competition, Player Relations and Player Engagement group with talent ID and recruitment events, active and former player appearances, educational events / seminars and related events as assigned.
The Properties & Events department manages partnerships and events for Soccer United Marketing (SUM) properties (U.S. Soccer, Federación Mexicana de Futbol, CONCACAF, Liga MX and others), and oversees the strategic development, planning and execution of dozens of MLS and SUM events in North America each year, including marquee events like MLS All-Star Week, Concacaf Gold Cup, the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, MLS Cup, MLS Next Tournaments, Campeones Cup, and Leagues Cup. The department also spearheads organization-wide initiatives including hospitality/B2B programming, press and media events, department and Executive and Board meetings, competition events and the development of new platforms and partnerships for the Enterprise.
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